Definition of Ichneumons

1. Noun. (plural of ichneumon) ¹



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Definition of Ichneumons

1. ichneumon [n] - See also: ichneumon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ichneumons

iches
ichidai toshiyori
ichimon
iching
ichn-
ichneumia
ichneumon
ichneumon fly
ichneumon wasp
ichneumon wasps
ichneumonid
ichneumonidan
ichneumonidans
ichneumonides
ichneumonids
ichneumons (current term)
ichnite
ichnites
ichno-
ichnocoenose
ichnocoenoses
ichnocoenosis
ichnofacies
ichnofossil
ichnofossils
ichnogenera
ichnogenus
ichnogram
ichnograms
ichnographic

Literary usage of Ichneumons

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1. The Universe: Or, The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little by Félix-Archimède Pouchet (1884)
"Caterpillar devoured by the Lame of ichneumons, and Caterpillar covered with ... Some ichneumons, or vibrating flies, are much more rapacious and bold. ..."

2. Mediæval Preachers and Mediæval Preaching: A Series of Extracts, Translated by John Mason Neale (1856)
"THE APOSTLES ARE COMPARED TO ichneumons. THERE is a certain little serpent which rolls itself in the mud, and thus enters the mouth of the sleeping ..."

3. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"The ichneumons proceeding from these are the species called by Linnaeus ... Some ichneumons are of a very considerable size, and the females of these select ..."

4. An Introduction to Entomology: Or, Elements of the Natural History of by William Kirby, William Spence (1846)
"J Not less admirable is the parental instinct of that vast tribe of insects already introduced to you by the name of ichneumons, whose young are destined to ..."

5. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1887)
"... has very kindly given me one of these very rare ichneumons.—JB BRIDGMAN ; Norwich. ... ichneumons ..."

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